Wednesday, December 31, 2014

'Aye Aye captain' - Five great Indian test wins under MS Dhoni

'Aye Aye captain' - Five great Indian test wins under MS Dhoni

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The ordinance to ease land acquisition, India's outrage at Lakhvi being let off the hook, the continuing
mystery over the missing Air Asia flight and the probe into the Bengaluru blast are covered prominently in
newspapers today.
"Ordinance Raj Begins, 2 Days ahead of 2015", writes The Economic Times. "Modi government set to give
Indian industry its promised land", says The Hindustan Times. The Pioneer reports "Homes of 60 lakh
Delhiites now legal", "Next is posh colonies' turn".
"RBI to blame for slowdown in manufacturing", The Times of India quotes Finance Minister, Arun Jaitley,
The Economic Times states, "FM again seeks rate-cut oxygen to spur economy".
"India erupts as Lakhvi detention suspended", writes The Asian Age."India summons Pakistan envoy",
report The Hindu and The Hindustan Times.
"SIMI, al - Ummah hand suspected in Bangalore Blast, informs the Times of India. "A pipe bomb, say
experts " says The Hindu, while The Asian Age reports "Bengaluru attack a huge intel failure as alerts
ignored".
App- based cabs eligible for comeback subject to riders " states the Hindu. The Times of India says " Radio
cabs in city must have GPS, panic buttons".
The controversy over Aamir Khan's latest movie is also covered widely by many papers. The Hindustan
Times quips "PK faces music , vandals have free run".

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi submits surety bond of Rs 1 mn; release imminent

Mumbai attacks mastermind Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi submits surety bond of Rs 1 mn; release imminent

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

'Frantic search for missing Air Asia flight' headlines the Hindu saying that 3 Indian ships are on standby for search operations for the 162 passengers.
"Bermuda triangle shifting to Indonesia" is the Pioneers exclamatory headline.
The Hindu, on its front page states that the 23rd December terror attacks' on Adivasis by National Democratic front of Bodoland (Songbijit) in Assam has displacd over 10,000 Bodos and Adivasi forest dwellers from 35 villages as the numbers in the relief camps swell.
Now 3 universities - the latest being the Punjab Technical University will have vedic mathematics course says Hindustan Times, the other Universities are Kalidas Sanskrit University in Nagpur and Atal Bihari Vajpayee hindi University in Bhopal.
The Asian Age reports that the Delhi administration in a bid to save paper has instructed it's officials including deputy commissioners to write notes on both sides of papers and type in single space. The move has come after a recent Finance Ministry guideline.
Well he is only 10 years old but can recite any incident or verse from the Holy Ramayana with total ease. Yes this Tiruchi resident named E.S. Satajit says he imbibed everything from his grandfather Sri Bhuvara-Acharyar Swami, a great Sanskrit Scholar. That's an amazing story in The Hindu.
The Times of India carries a report of scientists from Germany revealing that the cell phone towers in India guzzle up 7.5 billion liters of diesel annually, and generate 382 tons of carbon dioxide. Not to forget that the WHO has recently defined diesel fumes as carcinogenic and their cell towers ought to be running on electricity.
And finally, The Tribune carries pictures of lakhs of devotees having thronged Fategarh Sahib for a 3-day Shaheedi Jor Mela which culminated yesterday, The Shaheedi Mela is an obeisance to the martyrdom of Shri Guru Gobind Singh ji's Sons.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Bengaluru IED blast: One dead, one injured at Church Street

Bengaluru IED blast: One dead, one injured at Church Street

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

Most newsdailies have highlighted the suspense on government formation in Jammu and Kashmir on their front pages. "It takes two to tango  but no pairs yet in J&K ", headlines The Pioneer. "PDP willing to wait, Omar off to London, J&K in  for a  long haul ", informs the Hindustan Times, while The Tribune adds"PDP ready to do business with BJP, but with riders".
Business Standard reports that the Centre on Saturday directed Ministries to favour domestically produced goods in government procurement, spurring Prime Minister Narendra Modi's attempts to haul the economy up by pushing India as a Global manufacturing Hub.
In a significant front page story, The Hindu reports "Farm loans waivers hit credit flow: says, Rajan. Debt write off  has not  been effective says the RBI chief".
In its lead story on the front page The Times of India informs "North India's cities the most polluted , south's cleanest. Air quality worsening fog problem", adding that almost all of the most polluted cities in India are located in Uttar pradesh, Punjab, and Rajasthan according to a WHO report.
"Centre working on online monitoring of acid sale to prevent acid attacks" reports Indian Express.
According to a report in the Hindu , per capita calorie intake in India grew marginally for the first time in 30 years , according to new official data. Protien intake has grown for the first time in over a decade.
According to Hindustan Times, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has slammed the charge of a Goa activist that his family members misused a Naval helicopter as "entirely false" and sought an apology from the activist and media outlets which published the accusation.
"Kidney swap binds Hindu and Muslim family together in Amroha , UP", reports the Times of India and adds that Jyoti Chaurasia has decided to give one of her Kidneys to Naushad husband of Kishwari. On her part Kishwari will give hers to Ramesh, who is Jyoti's Brother- in- law.
The Asian Age reports, that a total of 18,112 people dressed as Santa Claus gathered at Thrissur in Kerala, registering a Guiness World record for largest gathering of Santas.

Sunday, December 28, 2014

Japan’s savings rate turns negative for first time

Japan’s savings rate turns negative for first time

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

Efforts at government formation in Jammu and Kashmir and the developments post the Assam carnage continue to figure prominently on the front pages of most newspapers.
"Omar may stop BJP at Banihal Pass" - Mail Today writes that in a masterful move, outgoing J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah bunged in a monkey wrench into the BJP's plans to install a Hindu Chief Minister in the state by reaching out to the PDP on government formation. The Pioneer says, "Adroit PDP refuses to buy NC plot".
"Over 75,000 take shelter in relief camps in Kokrajhar; Army goes all-out against Bodo rebels in Assam" reads a caption in the Indian Express. "India to rope in Myanmar, Bhutan to wipe out NDFB", writes the Pioneer.
A picture on the business page in the Indian Express shows Prime Minister Narendra Modi with CEO, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, adding that keen to invest more in India, Microsoft’s chief Satya Nadella has pledged support to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India initiative.
Facing persistent calls for interest rate cuts from the government and the industry, Governor Raghuram Rajan has said RBI cannot 'flip-flop' on rates with every rise or fall in the inflation and would rather wait for a stable low price scenario, reports the Economic Times.
The Maharashtra government has ordered a probe into repeated furloughs granted to actor Sanjay Dutt - convicted in the 1993 serial bomb blasts in Mumbai - and announced action against officers found guilty of granting relaxation to the actor ‘out-of-turn’, reports Hindustan Times.
 In a first case of death by swine flu in the national Capital, a 51-year-old woman has died in a Delhi hospital, reports the Pioneer.

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Microsoft chief meets PM, explores play in Digital India plan | Business Line

Microsoft chief meets PM, explores play in Digital India plan | Business Line



 TODAY'S NEWSPAPER:-



Suspense  and speculation over govt formation in J&K is the 'focus' on front pages of dailies today with varying headlines. Hindustan Times writes "BJP eyes Chief Minister's post and NC tie-up". The Pioneer headline reads "Mufti to meet PM, stirs speculation", while The Asian Age reports that Omar Abdulla and Amit Shah meet over J&K govt formation, with the BJP denying any such meeting.

The recent violence in Assam, is also highlighted in the papers. The Indian Express writes "Violence displaces 7,000 in Assam", while The Statesman reports that the Centre, ruling out talks, has promised  time-bound-action against the Bodo group that carried out the massacre of tribals.

"On his Varanasi trip, PM says - Not privatising Railways", headlines the Tribune. At a function at the Diesel Locomotive Workshop, the Prime Minister said, speculation about privatisation of the railways was baseless. According to Mail Today he said", the development of our villages depends on our railways. Electricity will reach our villages only if our rail-routes reach there.

In a front page article, the Times of India writes that the Congress will ask its cadres if the party is perceived as 'anti-hindu', seeking their views on what has been flagged by some veterans as a vulnerability.

And finally, Hindustan Times writes of an 8 year old 'wonder boy', Samyak Jain of New Delhi's Sardar Patel Vidyalaya - who can read, draw, send massages on his mobile, click pictures and much more - all blind folded.

Thursday, December 25, 2014

Assam massacre: Rajnath Singh promises 'time-bound' action against Bodo group

Assam massacre: Rajnath Singh promises 'time-bound' action against Bodo group

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

    Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Madan Mohan Malviya, efforts for government formation in Jammu & Kashmir, and the Assam carnage are some of the stories that have hogged the front pages of most newspapers.
    A caption in the Pioneer reads, "Bharat extols its Ratnas", while Hindustan Times says that former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and late freedom fighter-educationist Madan Mohan Malaviya were conferred India’s highest civilian honour, the Bharat Ratna, evoking a warm response from all political parties.
    A day after the Jammu and Kashmir results yielded a hung House, BJP was weighing its options after having received feelers from both the PDP and the National Conference aimed at exploring government formation, writes the Times of India under the headline, "BJP sitting pretty with feelers from PDP, NC". Hindustan Times quotes Omar Abdullah saying, ‘If BJP not untouchable for the PDP, why is it untouchable for us?’. "Upbeat BJP eyes power in J&K" reads a headline in the Statesman.
    "Assam slept on carnage intel", Mail Today writes that security forces and local authorities failed to act upon the precise intelligence alert on timing and nature of the attack. The Hindu shows a picture of an adivasi with his bow and arrow running near a house of the Bodo people that was set on fire in Sonitpur district in a retaliatory attack.
    In what could be a major relief to freqent fliers, the civil aviation ministry is examining a proposal to cap the maximum one-way economy class airfare for any sector at Rs 20,000, which means airlines may not be allowed to charge more than that on any route, writes the Asian Age.
    And finally, the first ever hybrid aircraft to be able to recharge its batteries took off yesterday - potentially signalling the beginning of a new form of low-carbon, green flight, says the Times of India.      

Sonia Gandhi welcomes Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee,Madan Mohan Malaviya


Sonia Gandhi welcomes Bharat Ratna for Atal Bihari Vajpayee,Madan Mohan Malaviya

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Yesterday's poll results from the states of Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir dominate the Press. The Indian Express writes - "Saffron surge takes BJP to power in Jharkhand and with a shot at the throne in J&K. With a hung assembly, the leading PDP is clearly looking for a partner.
The Times of India writes that militants of the National Democratic Front of Bodoland (Sangbijit faction) last evening shot dead at least 48 adivasis, at five different places in Assam's Sonitpur district bordering Arunachal Pradesh and Bhutan.
Business Line of the Hindu writes - on the recommendation of the government, President Pranab Mukherjee prorogued both houses of parliament yesterday, to enable promulgation of two crucial ordinances - Coal and Insurance, as also the holding of a cabinet meeting today.
A UN panel has regretted the use of the salutation 'sahib' for the Mumbai terror attack master-mind and JuD chief Hafiz Saeed and has issued a revised letter removing the word, after India's objection writes The Times of India.
A 30-year-old woman doctor riding on a scooti sustained 50% burn injuries on her face and neck after two bikers threw an acid-like chemical at her in west Delhi's busy Rajouri Garden market, reports Hindustan Times.
And finally, The Pioneer informs us that watching elephants perform in circuses may soon be a thing of the past in the country, with Wildlife SOS teaming up with Green Ministry to rescues about 67 circus elephants and moving them to elephant rehabilitation centres.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

US concerned over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi being granted bail

US concerned over Zakiur Rehman Lakhvi being granted bail

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

The Conversion row,  the 26/11 attacks, Delhi reeling under intense cold and fog cover and Janata Parivaar's Dharna against the Modi government are some of the front stories in most papers.
"Conversions come to capital'' is the lead in Hindustan Times. "Govt. stays clear of conversion" writes the Pioneer. While the Hindu writes 'Parliament disrupted, bills caught in conversion logjam'.
'As, UK, US and India watched, Lashkar man plotted 26/11' headlines the Indian Express. "U.S., U. K., India had many leads but failed to stop 26/11" writes the Hindu, adding that New York Times investigation says intelligence not shared.
On the intense cold and fog in the capital, Hindustan Times writes "Fog derails air and rail traffic, whiteout to continue till December 29th. "Fog dogs flights, trains' quips the Pioneer. The Asian Age on its front page carries a photograph of thick fog enveloping Vijay Chowk in New Delhi on Monday. "Delhi colder than Shimla, London' writes the Times of India.
'Janata Parivaar' ups ante against Modi government ' states the Tribune. 'Janata bloc 'quotes' 'Modi to rap centre' writes the Times of India.
'D-Day: verdict on high stake, J&K assembly battle today', 'Fate of 831 candidates vying for 8 seats to be unlocked' is the lead headline in the Tribune.
'Over two decades after it was first published, the first revised English edition of 'Why I assassinated Gandhi' which includes Nathuram Godse's statement before the court at the Red Fort trial in its "unabridged form", the judgement and his will is back in circulation is a front page story in the Hindu.
Colombia and Real Madrid's star footballer James Rodriguez was the most searched athlete on Google in 2014 reports the Times of India.
And finally, something for the parents to take note of, The Times of India writes, that a new study on American kids has warned that fast food slows down children's brains and is linked to poor scores in school tests.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

'Develop Warangal textile park to provide job opportunities' | Business Standard News

'Develop Warangal textile park to provide job opportunities' | Business Standard News



NEWSPAPER HEADLINES



The Times of India startles by stating, on its front page that 22% of households in cities and 31% in villages are  in debt, accordingly a survey by National Sample Survey Organisation.



Amid the noise of "Ghar wapsi" Sushma strikes a liberal note is the Indian Express headline quoting her that the four aspects of democracy, diversity, non-violence, and  tolerance should be focused upon to resolve conflicts.



Now children of Tibetan refugees born between 1950 and 1987 would be eligible for enrollment in the voter's list, according to an order by the Election Commission of India writes the Hindustan times.



The Economic Times headlines Delhi voters prefer BJP, but want Kejriwal in saddle, according to a TNS survey.



Only 17% of peole in India have health insurance cover that is only 21.62 crores according to a Hindu front page report.



The Times of India reports bringing an end to the practice of rehabilitating 'out-of-job' politicians in the National Disaster Management Authourity (NDMA), the government  approves the appointment of experts.



Government plans to impose One Crore rupee penalty on entities violating electricity act. It is a huge jump from the existing one lakh rupee penalty, reports the Hindu Business Line.



And finally, for travllers here is some good news - Come 25th December and the toy train from Siliguri to Darjeeling will be resumed. It was stopped in June 2010 after a landslide - says the Asian Age.




Monday, December 22, 2014

Sony hack: US mulls putting N Korea back on terror list

Sony hack: US mulls putting N Korea back on terror list

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:-

The front pages of most prominent dailies are replete with the exit poll results for Jharkhand and Jammu & Kashmir. The Hindustan Times says that if the exit polls are anything to go by, the BJP’s dream run will continue with a clean sweep of Jharkhand and a second-place finish in Jammu and Kashmir when results to the assembly polls are announced.
The Asian Age reports that  virtually overruling PM Modi’s categorical signal against any controversial remarks on religious issues, RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat has yet again stoked the simmering conversion row, backing the “ghar wapsi (homecoming)” programme being carried out by right-wing groups saying that these were being held to bring back those who had been diverted from the path..
Under the headline, "Robert Vadra lands in unlimited violation", The Mail Today writes that Vadra Violated Haryana's land ceiling Act and hid the surplus which is a punishable offence in law. The Statesman reports that the Haryana government has succeeded in getting a duplicate copy of the missing land deal documents related to Vadra from an RTI activist.
The Hindu reports that as per a survey conducted by National Sample Survey Office, over half of all agricultural households are in debt and 42 per cent of them owe money to banks and 26 per cent owe moneylenders adding that private traders dominate the procurement space, and few farmers have enough information about Minimum Support Prices.
A parliamentary committee has expressed shock over a survey stating that only 68.9 per cent elementary schools have girls’ toilets, of which 74.59 per cent are functional toilets, reports the Statesman.
A city court in Delhi on Saturday pulled up Union minister Nitin Gadkari and fined him Rs 10,000 for failing to file an affidavit in a criminal defamation case he has filed against former Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, reports The Times of India.
Under the headline, "Post-Peshawar, Pak kills 120 militants", The Times of India says that at least 120 militants have been killed - in the past three days.
Scientists at the University of Grenoble have found a positive correlation between enjoyment of spicy food and testosterone levels. “These results are in line with research showing a link between testosterone and financial, sexual and behavioural risk-taking, writes The Times of India.

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Flipkart now valued at $11 bn after raising another $700 mn | Business Standard News

Flipkart now valued at $11 bn after raising another $700 mn | Business Standard News



 TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-



A country-wise advisory issued in Indian by the Union Home Ministry in the backdrop of the horrific attack on school children in Peshawar,  is  extensively covered by the Press. "Schools issues SOPs to deal with terror strikes", headlines The Asian Age, and  Hindustan Times writes Government wants higher walls, CCTVs and armed guards in schools.

The other story covered prominently this morning is of the enormous and co-ordinated Indian protest - after a Pakistani court released on bail 26/11 mastermind Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi. "United Lok Sabha raps Pakistan for Lakhvi Bail",  headlines the Pioneer and the Times of India wrties" Outrage forces Pakistan to book Lakhvi afresh, keeps him in  jail for 3 more months.

Government pushes 'historic' tax reform' - reports The Hindu, with the Finance Minister assuring the States that they will benefit from the beginning.

Mail Today reports that the Supreme Court has strongly decried the increasing corrupt practice of "bench hunting", mostly in lower courts, with litigants and lawyers managing to get their cases heard by a particular judge - to ensure a favourable order.

Almost five months after the Gujarat High Court suspended the conviction of former state minister, Maya Kodanani, for the 2002 riots while granting bail to her on medical grounds, it has clarified that the word 'conviction' had crept into its order due to a 'typographical mistake' - reports the Indian Express.

"SpiceJet up for sale", writes the Hindu. With the Marans of Sun Group not keen on investing more, one of the original co-promoters of SpiceJet, Ajay Singh, is trying to acquire a fresh stake along with a couple of financial advisers.

The Times of India tells of a two year and 10 month old child in Bangalore who was declared brain dead on Thursday. His organs were donated and have given life and light to other children in Karnataka. His heart has helped a critically ill Russian boy in Chennai to survive.

And finally the Asian Age informs us that 3 scientists from the Jawahalal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research in Bengaluru - could well be basking in glory soon - for discovering potential drugs against the dreaded Ebola virus. Their research findings have been shipped to the United Kingdom for efficiency test against the fatal virus.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Instagram deletes millions of accounts in spam purge


Instagram deletes millions of accounts in spam purge

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-
Zaki-ur-Rehman Lakhvi being granted bail by an Islamabad court is the main lead in all papers today.
"Pakistan won't learn, bails  26/11 butcher' is the lead headline in the Hindustan Times. "48 hours after Peshawar, 26/11 butcher walks' headlines the Times of India, adding Lakhvi gets bail for 'lack of evidence'. 'Unacceptable order get it reversed: says India.
The Tribune, The Asian Age, The Hindu and The Business Line in its front pages carry a photograph of ISRO's heaviest ever rocket GLSV Mark-III carrying a crew module lifting off during a test flight from Sri Harikota on Thursday.
The Modi Sarkar has launched e-Samiksha,  a new digital monitor for bureaucracy that helps rein in slackers. The new digital plateform 'e-Samiksha' allows Sarkar's top bosses a real time clear view of intra and file movements and gives them the power to intervene when a babu is taking it too easy, reports the Economic Times.
"Conversions for 'sole' purpose of marriage is not valid' rules the Allahabad high court, writes the Indian Express.
Accused of molestation Madhya Pradesh judge loses power informs the Tribune.
On the Supreme Court directive to High Court in the Jayalalitha assests case, the Hindu headlines 'Wrap up Jayalalitha appeal in 3 months: Supreme Court."
And finally, cold winds from hills gives city the chills writes the Times of India. Icy winds from the snowed out Himalayas made the maximum temperature plunge 5 degree below normal on Thursday. Similar conditions are likely for next few days while fog may last till Christmas.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Chinese Android phones contain inbuilt hacker backdoor

Chinese Android phones contain in-built hacker 'backdoor' http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/dec/18/chinese-android-phones-coolpad-hacker-backdoor

Pakistan mourns after Taliban Peshawar school massacre


Pakistan mourns after Taliban Peshawar school massacre

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

The chilling terror attack in Pakistan is the obvious lead in all papers today.
"Children pay for Taliban Blood lust" is how the Mail Today terms it. "Child-killers" screams the Indian Express headline, adding, "Modi calls Sharif, lends a shoulder", in their first conversation since the SAARC summit.
"Modi calls for 2-minute silence in schools" as a mark of respect, says the Times of India, while the Asian Age reports "Delhi schools on alert after Pak attack". The paper also states, "Government plans new hostage policy". The Hindustan Times and the Hindu quote Home Minister Rajnath Singh as saying, Islamic State terror group has been banned in India.
On the controversy over religious conversions, the Asian Age reports, "Modi warns MPs: Don't cross limit". The Pioneer writes "Watch your tongue, focus on governance: PM to BJP MPs".
"Organise Good Governance Day before winter break" the Hindu quotes a revised circular sent by the Union Human Resource Development Ministry to educational institutions.
"Coalgate back to haunt Manmohan"; "Court directs CBI to examine ex-PM", reports the Pioneer, in a story noticed prominently by most papers.
The Times of India also covers, it as "CBI questions P. Chidambaram on Aircel-Maxis deal".
"Falling rouble and oil roil stock, currency markets" writes the Financial Express. The Economic Times says "Achhe Din Vanish from Dalal street, Sensex just Tanks".
"50 flights late, 9 diverted due to fog" reports the Times of India, in winter woes for flyers at Indira Gandhi International Airport.
And finally, on the second anniversary of the Nirbhaya rape case, The Asian Age informs "DTC seeks 103 crore rupees for CCTV cameras in buses".

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead


Pakistani Taliban Attack on Peshawar School Leaves 145 Dead

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

Most newspapers have covered the story of the Sydney siege on their front pages. A Hindustan Times headline reads, "16-hour Sydney siege ends, gunman, two hostages dead" while The Times of India under the caption, "Two Indians among 15 hostages rescued as cops storm Sydney cafe" says heavily armed policemen stormed the cafe, ending a 16-hour siege by an Iran-born gunman who had held 17 hostages, including two people of Indian origin.
"2 YRS AFTER NIRBHAYA, WOMEN’S SAFETY STILL ‘LIGHT’ YEARS AWAY" - under that headline, The Pioneer writes that two years after the brutal gangrape-cum-murder of a 23-year-old paramedical student in Delhi shook the conscience of the traumatised nation and highlighted the issue of women’s safety like never before, pretty little has changed to ensure the fair sex’s safety and security on the Capital streets. Delhi government is revamping the women’s distress helpline 181 as it has been brought to their notice that not all calls are being catered to due to limitation in resources.
Inflation and exports data released on Monday raised hopes of a revival in investments and growth. Declining for the fifth straight month, the pace of wholesale inflation dropped to a six-year low of 0 per cent in November, reports The Hindu.
In an unprecedented and bold step, the Supreme Court has decided to take a relook at its judgments delivered on February 11 by an apex court bench headed by Justice H L Gokhale just prior to his retirement which had allegedly helped his sister get back tenancy rights after she was non-suited by a trial court.
Bleeding no-frills carrier SpiceJet has got a 7-10 day lifeline from the government after it pleaded before aviation authorities that it would have to shut down operations if the government didn’t provide any relief, says Hindustan Times.
And finally, under the headline, "A plane to fly anywhere in the world in 4 hours", The Times of India writes that A British aerospace firm is developing an aircraft that would take passengers anywhere in the world in just four hours

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Sydney hostage crisis ends, both Indians escape

Sydney hostage crisis ends, both Indians escape

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

The deal struck at the climate talks in the Peruvian capital Lima is highlighted in all the papers. "World climate deal reached, India satisfied" reports the Asian Age. The Hindustan Times describes it as a "lacklustre deal".
The fourth phase of polling in the Jammu and Kashmir assembly elections is prominently noticed in all the papers. "J&K turnout dips to 49%, BJP candidate slaps polling officer" reports the Hindustan Times. The Pioneer writes "At 49%, turnout lowest of all four phases in Kashmir".
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's radio address in the "Mann ki Baat" series gets wide coverage. "Drugs are not cool, Modi tells youth" reports the Indian Express. The Pioneer writes "Modi links drug money to terror".
Most papers take note of the comments of the chief of the Supreme Court appointed Special Investigation Team or SIT on black money. The Tribune reports him as saying "Make tax evasion a serious crime". The paper adds that at present it is just a civil offence under the Income Tax Act.
In a front page article, the Hindu draws attention to a World Bank Report which says that development policies become more effective when combined with insights into human behaviour".
The Hindustan Times gives out a rather chilling statistic about the violence women face at home. Citing statistics for Delhi, the paper writes "Harassed at home, over 79,000 women dialled 181".
Action has been taken against some Pakistan hockey players for their on-field conduct after their victory over India in the Champions Trophy. "FIH suspends 2 Pak players, pulls up another for obscene gestures" writes the Tribune.
The onset of severe chill in North India gets wide coverage with most papers carrying pictures of a snow draped Simla. "Snowfall in Simla, rain makes Delhi shiver" reports the Asian Age.
And finally, there is this story about a robber passing out as he was robbing an ATM machine. And do you know why? The Hindustan Times says he was inebriated.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Mehdi Masroor's 'virtual and actual connection' with Islamic State under intense scanner

Mehdi Masroor's 'virtual and actual connection' with Islamic State under intense scanner

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

The story of arrest of Mehdi Biswas finds mention on the front pages of most prominent dailies this morning. "Mehdi Biswas, `voice of ISIS' on Twitter, held in Bengaluru", reads a Times of India headline while under the caption, "Britain’s MI6 helps India home in on Mehdi", the Hindu reports that a globally co-ordinated effort with British and Indian intelligence agencies coming together with Bangalore City Police led to the swift arrest of 24-year-old Biswas.
Under the headline, "TMC worried as Saradha probe closes in", the Asian Age writes that the stink of the Saradha chit fund scam, which has reached Trinamul Congress chief and West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee’s doorstep, could now enter the party’s inner chambers adding that regardless of the apparent bravado and the fiery speeches of Ms Banerjee, there’s a lurking fear among the top party leaders that after “Madan it could be Mukul”.
To ensure safety and security of women in distress, the Delhi Police is going to launch a mobile-based application called "Himmat" wherein if one just touches the application, an SOS distress call will be automatically sent to the police control room, writes The Pioneer.
Under the headline, "AAP faces music for snide jingle", the Pioneer reports that offended by an Aam Aadmi Party’s radio jingle that casts aspersions on cops, the Delhi Police has directed all radio stations to stop broadcasting the derogatory advertisement with immediate effect.
With his exit from the top post of CPI-M general secretary imminent, Prakash Karat is looking for options to “rule by proxy”, according to a section of party functionaries, writes the Asian Age.
Mail Today says the Maharashtra government has now decided to accord the status of adventure sport to Dahi Handi, (formation of human pyramids) which is held every year on Janamashthmi, the birthday of Lord Krishna.
And finally, avoiding rush-hour traffic could curb your exposure to air pollution and reduce the risk of developing heart disease, a study has suggested. “There is now ample evidence that air pollution is associated with cardiovascular morbidity and mortality,“ says Robert Storey of the University of Sheffield, Britain. “It not only makes existing heart conditions worse but also contributes to development of the disease.", writes The Times of India.

Saturday, December 13, 2014

Bengaluru executive confesses to handling Islamic State Twitter account

Bengaluru executive confesses to handling Islamic State Twitter account

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

The arrest of Madan Mitra, West Bengal minister for transport and sports, has been prominently covered on the front pages of most newspapers this morning. A Hindustan Times headline reads, "Bengal minister held in Saradha, Didi in a tizzy", while The Times of India says that in a staggering blow to the ruling Trinamool Congress, Madan Mitra -a key member of Mamata Banerjee's inner circle -was arrested by CBI after his very first questioning in the Saradha scam, triggering an Opposition cry for the chief minister's arrest.
The Asian Age writes that the crime branch has launched a probe to verify the shocking British media report claiming the man behind the most prominent pro-ISIS Twitter account that is followed by foreign jihadis is from Bengaluru, going by the improbable moniker of Mehdi Masroor Biswas.
Mandatory disclosure of PAN cards on purchase of goods over Rs 1 lakh in cash, curbs on holding cash and checking wrong invoicing and bogus bills are some of the recommendations for taking action to control black money by the SIT headed by Justice MB Shah, reports The Tribune.
The Hindu writes that a grim tale of a complete failure of command within the Central Reserve Police Force during the Maoist attack on December 1st has emerged that resulted in the death of 14 personnel in Chhattisgarh with sources revealing that CRPF troops were left without commander in Maoist bastion.
And finally, if you're using your computer monitor in landscape mode, you're just doing it wrong, says the Daily Dot. If your computer habits consist of Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and any kind of writing, virtually all web content fits better on the screen with a nice, tall monitor, writes The Times of India.

Friday, December 12, 2014

Google locking Spanish publishers out of Google News service

Google locking Spanish publishers out of Google News service

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-



The high-power meeting, yesterday, between President Vladimir Putin and Prime Minister Narendra Modi, is covered extensively by today's Press. "Putin backs 'Make in India' - with Copter, nuclear deals," headlines  Hindustan Times. The Indian Express reports that India and Russia sought to strengthen their special partnership by announcing a clutch of agreements in energy and defence , including 12 nuclear reactors and manufacture of advanced Russian helicopters in India.
The other news story covered extensively this morning, is on President Pranab Mukherjee's book entitled "The Dramatic Decade: the Indira Gandhi years", which has just been released. The Asian Age writes, revealing minute details of the events leading to the emergency, Mr. Mukherjee said Indira Gandhi was unaware of the constitutional provisions of such a move, which he described as an 'unavoidable event'.
The Times of India reports that the fragile sunderbans region around 100 kms from kolkata stares at an ecological nightmare after a Bangladeshi vessell carrying 350 tonnes of oil crashed, spilling the toxic liquid over an 80 sq km area, thwarting a sanctuary of rare Ganges and Irrawaddy Dolphins.
"BJP calls for national law to curb conversion - headlines The Hindu. Trying to turn the tables on the Opposition, the BJP party-led government, yesterday, called for a nationwide law to restrict conversions. "Conversion ban idea gets flak" writes the Asian Age.
The Economic Times covers a meeting of Prime Minister Narendra Modi with 16 US-based economists on Thursday. Likening his government's first six months in office as a period in which a sickly economy was nursed back to health, Mr. Modi - said the real exercise would start now, indicating an imminent burst of hard policy-based measures.
'Taxmen Hot on Engineer Yadav Trail' Headlines Mail Today, reporting that the Income Tax department has now asked the Noida Authority to provide more details about the land allotted to 25 companies owned by Yadav Singh, his wife, son and some close associates.
And finally "Drones to patrol Delhi at night",reports the Pioneer. In the wake of the increasing challenge of ensuring safety of Delhi residents, especially women, the Delhi Police have decided to use mini drones fitted with night-vision cameras for aerial surveillance in the national capital at night.

Russia, India Pledge Cooperation During Putin’s Visit

Russia, India Pledge Cooperation During Putin’s Visit

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

    Pictorial News reports of India's Kailash Satyarthi receiving the Nobel Peace prize with Pakistani Malala Yousufzai and the Cabinet clearing the Insurance Bill are 2 stories reported on their front page by most papers.

    News related to the alleged rape of a woman in an Uber Cab by its driver has been covered by many papers from different angles. "Uber Top exec questioned; Mumbai official thrashed" writes the Hindustan Times while  the Hindu says "Uber admits to negative feedback on Cabbie". In an exclusive report, the Mail Today writes "Cabbie's first victims were in his village" adding "Mainpuri recounts Shiv Kumar Yadav's history of sexual violence as his helpless neighbours still await justice".

    "3 firms that bought land from Vadra have records riddled with holes" writes the Indian Express. The paper adds that these firms bought nearly 200 hectares from Robert Vadra.

    The Pioneer reports that victims of abortive suicide bids will not be subjected to criminal trial as the centre has decided to scrap section 309 from the Indian Penal Code.

    Referring to the conversion of around 300 Muslims to Hinduism in Agra, the Hindustan Times writes "UP on boil, reconversion row reaches Parliament".

    And finally, in some intersting news for weight watchers, the Times of India says "Believe it, Potato can help you control weight" as a potato extract Rich with polyphenols is the magic ingredient. The paper writes that the result of the recent study were so surprising that the investigators repeated the experiment, just to be sure.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war

Malala Yousafzai receives Nobel, pleads for education, not war

 TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

The Kashmir elections, Delhi rape and banning of web based cabs and SC on alleged betting and spot scam in IPL are some of the stories dominating the headlines this morning.
On the Kashmir elections, The Hindustan Times writes "Uri responds to terror with 79 percent turnout". The Asian Age in its front page carries a photograph of voters waiting to cast their votes at a polling station in Uri near the line of control during the third phase of J&K elections on Tuesday. "Voters fight bullets with ballots in Kashmir" states the Pioneer.
Referring to the latest rape fallout in the national capital, the Hindu leads with "Centre plans to regulate web - based taxi services" adding that Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh says government not in favour of ban. On the rapist cab driver, the Times of India headlines "Rape, attempted rape among many cases against cabbie'.
Ratings agency Standard and Poor's (S&P) has called India the only bright spot in the Asia Pacific region in an otherwise shaky finish to year 2014 with all other economies losing momentum is a front page story in the Hindustan Times.
The arrest of two Mumbai girls for their facebook posts criticizing the shutdown of the city for Bal Thackeray's funeral amounted to abuse of power under section 66 A of the IT Act, the centre conceded for the first time before the Supreme Court on Tuesday reports the Times of India.
"Supreme Court may now set up a new panel to punish Gurunath" writes the Times of India. While the Hindu states "Why attend BCCI meets, Supreme Court asks Srinivasan".
"Two Naxals killed, eight give cops slip in Jharkhand Jail break" informs the Pioneer.
And finally, now there will soon be a pill to curb obesity. The Times of India writes that a team of researchers from Imperial College London have discovered the exact brain mechanism that controls craving for sugar.  This is a significant start to create an obesity pill.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

CIA 'torture': Senate due to publish report

CIA 'torture': Senate due to publish report

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES:-
The latest rape shame in the national capital is the main lead in all papers today.
"Rapist may have faked papers, Delhi bans Uber" is the headline in the Hindustan Times. "Banned in Delhi, facing national shutdown, Uber blames system" is the lead in the Indian Express.
"Finger on an EVM more powerful than on AK - 47 trigger", the Asian Age quotes the Prime Minister, adding, " In Kashmir, Modi pledges to further Vajpayee 'insaniyat' ".
Insurance bill set for nod as Congress signals support" states The Times of India.
The Hindu and The Economic Times reports, four Infosys co - founders sell shares worth one billion dollars.
"SpiceJet set to fly into even more turbulence", "headed for cash - and - carry unless it furnishes bank guarantees of around 200 crore rupees" writes the Financial Express.
The Hindustan Times and the Asian Age report, Satyam founder Ramalinga Raju and 3 others get six months in jail and a fine.
"Government admits: Hydro projects did affect Uttarakhand floods" reveals the Indian Express.
Micro - blogging site Twitter suspended Lashkar - e - Taiba founder, Hafiz Saeed's Twitter account on Monday, following pressure from the US government, informs the Hindustan Times.
In an interesting story, the Pioneer reports, staunch environmentalist, Paul Rosolie offered himself as dinner to an anaconda, in a bid to focus attention on the destruction of the Amazon rain forest.
And finally, the Hindu writes, IIT- Delhi students bag jobs worth crores, with the highest annual pay package clinched at 1.42 crore rupees.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Twitter account suspended

Mumbai attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed's Twitter account suspended

Newspapers Headlines
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's formal meeting with State Chief Ministers yesterday - on an alternative to the Planning Commission - is highlighted by most papers on front pages. The Indian Express writes, "Most states back plan to replace commission ", with a majority of Chief Ministers from regional parties favoring the proposal. The paper adds, that Chief Ministers of Congress ruled states, however,  opposed the move that the Planning Commission (a symbol of Jawahar Lal Nehru's  socialist approach to economic development) is not a "socialist hangover" as it is being made out to be.
"More attacks in valley as Pakistan hand becomes clear", is the top headline in the Times of India. Terrorists struck twice on the eve of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's poll campaign visit to Kashmir. The army has asserted that the six Uri attackers belong to the Pakistan supported outfit, the Lashkar-e-Toiba.
The Hindu carries an exclusive interview with the People's Democratic Party leader, Mehbooba Mufti, stating that her party will have no opportunistic ties with those parties whose policies it is now disapproving of such as the BJP. She added that the Congress was no better, and that she was confident of winning a majority alone.
The Times of India, Hindustan Times and several other papers carry photographs of legendary tennis stars - Roger Federer, Pete Sampras, Gael Monfils and Sania Mirza at the International Premier Tennis League matches,  played at the Indira Gandhi Stadium yesterday. Roger Federer won a mixed double with Sania Mirza.
And finally,  researchers at the University of Rochester Medical Centre in New York - have created mice with half human brains, making the animals smarter than their peers. This research could, eventually, be useful in treating complex diseases such as multiple sclerosis.

Monday, December 8, 2014

Chandrababu Naidu government to complete 6 months; challenges galore

Chandrababu Naidu government to complete 6 months; challenges galore

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Most newspapers have covered on their front pages the story of terror strikes in Jammu and Kashmir. The Times of India writes that the six men had infiltrated from Chakoti in Pakistan-Occupied Kashmir and are suspected to have undergone training for over four months in different LeT camps and taken a course called Daura-e-Sufa for 21 days. A Hindustan Times caption reads, "Pakistan’s signature all over bloodbath in J&K" while the one in the Pioneer says, "Attacks bear typical Pak imprints".
The Hindu reports that Justice (retd.) M.B. Shah, chairman of the Supreme Court-appointed Special Investigation Team on black money has said that the investigation into the accounts of 628 Indians who allegedly parked black money abroad would be “virtually over” by January-end.
Hindustan Times writes that the Aam Aadmi Party may fight next year’s Delhi assembly elections without nine of its 28 sitting MLAs, as the party battles dissidence and looks to field new faces who have a better chance of winning.
The horrific story of a woman employee of a finance company in Gurgaon has been give front page coverage by most dailies. Threatening a December 16, Uber cabbie sexually assaults woman: says an Indian Express headline.
The Asian Age reports that consumers will soon be able to choose their power supply company as the government is making necessary amendments to the Electricity Act to enable this provision which is aimed at encouraging greater competition in the distribution sector.
A massive study of 26 million cancer patients over 15 years has shown that survival rates in India are quite low for most types of cancer, less than half of that in the advanced countries in many types of cancer, says The Times of India.
Hindustan Times reports that hundreds of worried SpiceJet fliers booked to travel on the budget airline two months from now reached out to travel operators after India’s aviation regulator DGCA temporarily barred it from accepting bookings in excess of 30 days.
And finally, being able to read emotions better may earn you more clients at work and a better pay package according to a study conducted at the University of Bonn , reports The Times of India.

Sunday, December 7, 2014

Woman raped by cab driver in Delhi - The Hindu

Woman raped by cab driver in Delhi - The Hindu



NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

'Terror hits Valley 4 times in 12 hours' is The Hindustan Times headline. 'Chill in poll thaw'; 8 army men die in  Uri attack" says the Indian Express. The Tribune calls it a black Friday with 21 people dead.

The Asian Age reports that the Indian journalists Union and many readers reacted with horror to the piracy of Deccan Chronicale's classified ads by The Times of India, calling it a new low after the unethical 'paid news'  and private treaties by the paper.

The Hindu Business Line in box item reports that Prime Minister Narendra Modi has been named 'Asian of the year' for being a development-focused leader by the Singaporean daily- The Straits Times.

Mail Today reports of discrepancies in the vaults of the Padma nabhaswamy temple according to former CAG Vinod Rai.There are bars of Silver and Gold in place of jwellery say the report.

The Business Standard weekend carries a story on Anil Aggarwal, the 60 year old chairman of Vedanta resources having pledged three-fourths of his wealth to philanthropy, having been inspired by Andrew Carnegie and David Rockfeller.

And finally, 'A team of experts from World Bank is currently in India to  suggest key reforms and support India's efforts to improve its business environment - reports the Hindu on its front page and also The Asian Age reports that the discoverer of the DNA - James Watson sold his Nobel Prize gold medal at an auction for a whopping 4.7. million dollars.


Saturday, December 6, 2014

Black Friday: 4 terror attacks in Valley, 21 dead


Black Friday: 4 terror attacks in Valley, 21 dead

The Prime Minister's statement in the Rajya Sabha on the controversial remarks made by the Union Minister Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti at a public meeting in Delhi dominates the front pages. "Defensive Modi appeals for end to hate speech deadlock" reports the Times of India. The Tribune writes "Opposition may push resolution denouncing minister's remark".The meeting of the leaders of six parties which emerged from the erstwhile Janata parivar gets wide attention in the press. "Mulayam to oversee Janata Parivar merger" writes the Indian Express. With the Trinamool Congress and the BSP staying away, the Asian Age writes sceptically, "New Janata outfit likely to be a non-starter".
The Hindu carries an exclusive on it's front page saying that the government has scrapped the supply of subsidised kerosene through the Public Distribution System.In a front page exclusive "Delhi on alert for Lashkar strike", the Hindustan Times reports that intelligence inputs suggest that the Pakistan terror group is planning a 'sensational terror attack' in the run-up to US President Barack Obama's visit in January.With questions being raised over the video showing two  girls fighting alleged molesters in a bus in Haryana, the Tribune writes "Haryana puts award for Sonepat sisters on hold".The passing away of noted jurist and former Supreme Court judge V R Krishna Iyer is noticed in all the papers.  Drawing attention to how he was instrumental in introducing the concept of Public Interest Litigation ,the Hindustan Times describes him as a "revolutionary judge, who helped humanise law".And finally, the list of cricket World Cup probables is out and contains quite a few surprises. "No place for Yuvi, Viru, Gambhir and Bhajji in World Cup probables", reports the Times of India.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Google adds slick-looking dark theme to its News and Weather app

Google adds slick-looking dark theme to its News and Weather app

 The big headline in Hindustan Times this morning is of the once fire-brand young Turks of the Socialist movement getting all set to re-unite. Parties of leaders like Nitish Kumar, Lalu Prasad, HD Deva Gowda and Om Prakash Chautala are to meet today, and, if all goes well, a new party called the Samajwadi Janata Dal could emerge.
Business Line of the Hindu reports that a Bill was introduced in the Lok Sabha yesterday, to repeal 90 Amendment Acts to get rid of statute books of obsolete laws.
The Tribune writes that amid the ongoing stand-off between the administration and the Divya Jyoti Jagriti Sansthan, the district authorities have started preparations for performing the last rites of sect chief Ashutosh.
In a move to boost the Make in India Initiative, the NDA government is working on plans to get Russian and French nuclear component suppliers to enter into sourcing arrangements with Indian firms, instead of importing reactor parts, writes Hindustan Times.
The Shiv Sena announced yesterday that it has decided to join the BJP Devendra Fadnavis government in Maharashtra, according to the Hindustan Times.
Times of India reports that young, single, muslim males travelling without families, have been barred from visiting strife torn Iraq, as Iraqi-govt-authorised travel agencies have asked tour operators in India not to accept passports from such persons.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Complete I-T probe against black money holders by March 2015: SC to Centre

Complete I-T probe against black money holders by March 2015: SC to Centre


Uproar in Parliament over minister's offensive remark, appointment of new CBI director, and RBI keeping rates unchanged are major stories in today's newspapers.
"Sadhvi hate speech unites opposition" is the headline in the Hindustan Times. "Tongue in check" quips The Mail Today, saying Dr. Modi gives MPs a dose for foot in mouth.
On another record turnout in the assembly elections, The Hindustan Times writes, "Jammu & Kashmir and Jharkhand keep momentum going", while The Pioneer says, "Voters defy terror".
All the papers write about  "Bihar cadre IPS officer Anil kumar Sinha being appointed as the CBI chief".
The Asian Age states "BJP, Congress near deal on insurance". The Hindustan Times reports "Insurance Bill gets Congress backing, set to clear parliament".
"Comptroller and Auditor General exposes profiteering in the name of "Special Economic Zones" as land acquired for public purpose was later sold or used for other purposes, reveals The Times of India.
"No EMI relief as RBI governor keeps rates intact" remarks The Hindustan Times. Business Standard states, "Rajan opens door for rate cut early next year".
The Centre hiking excise duty on petrol and diesel is widely noticed in the papers. The Asian Age says, "Excise up on fuel, no hike at pumps".
"Vehicle Ban Triggers scrap mountain fear" in Delhi as National Green Tribunal orders 29 lakh old vehicles to be taken off roads in the city, is a report in The Mail Today.
"Indian consumers' e-buying is being funded by wall street" states The Times of India. The paper also reports, Russian President Putin has been invited to address joint parliament session next week.
"Supreme Court  allows Sahara Chief to buy freedom with sale of assets" is a story in the Pioneer and The Hindu Business Line.
"Islamic State of Iraq & Syria Chief's wife, child detained in Lebanon" notices the Asian Age.
And finally, "Women rule the roost at IIT placements", reports The Times of India, as IIT Bombay girl bags 1.4 crore rupee Facebook offer.

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Reports: Wife and son of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi detained in Lebanon

Reports: Wife and son of ISIS leader al-Baghdadi detained in Lebanon

Newspapers Headlines
Global crude prices falling, Maoists kill 14 CRPF men in Chhattisgarh, Delhi's Dilshad Garden church burnt and congress saying that the Modi Government is a u-turn Government are front page stories in most papers today.
''Good news on economy, but Rajan may hold rates'' is the lead in The Hindustan Times, adding that in more relief, non subsidized LPG rate is cut by Rs 113, jet fuel by 4.1% as global crude prices fall to a five year low. While the Times of India headlines 'Crude price at 5 years low, rates of non-cap LPG, ATF, slashed'.
Referring to the killing of CRPF men in Chhattisgarh, the statesman headlines 'Maoists kill 13 CRPF men', adding that Rajnath to visit Chhattisgarh today. While Mail Today reports "the Intelligence Bureau(IB) raps CRPF for naxal slip up" alleging that the CRPF mishandled the operation to nab the Maoist topgun Arvindji, who comes at a bounty of Rs 1.30 crore on his head.
On Delhi's Dilshad Garden church fire, the Delhi special of the Asian Age writes "Fire in church, arson suspected"
Calling the Modi govt a 'U turn government ' , The congress accused BJP lead NDA government of averaging one ' U-turn ' a week in it's six month rule, reports the Hindu.
The Supreme Court on Monday ruled that any person who has faced a criminal case cannot get a job in the police force, even if he or she acquitted or reaches a settlement under the law writes the Indian Express.

Monday, December 1, 2014

13 CRPF men killed in Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh

13 CRPF men killed in Maoist attack in Sukma district of Chhattisgarh

Newspapers Headlines
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's announcement at a gathering of party workers in Guwahati, that the government will go ahead with a land transfer deal with Bangladesh domniates front page headlines. "Will swap land with Dhaka, end illegal influx, says PM" reports the Hindustan Times. The Asian Age says that the proposed land deal had earlier been blocked by the BJP in Parliament before the Lok Sabha elections.
BJP President Amit Shah's rally in Kolkata gets wide coverage in the press.  The Business Standard quotes him as saying "I will uproot Trinamool from Bengal". Interestingly, the Hindu cites investigating agencies in Bangladesh as saying that there is no evidence to link the TMC with the Burdawan blast. 

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Amit Shah accuses CM Mamata of blocking NIA probe, says Saradha scam money used in Burdwan blast

Amit Shah accuses CM Mamata of blocking NIA probe, says Saradha scam money used in Burdwan blast

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:
Home Minister Rajnath Singh's innaugural address at the Police Chiefs' conference in Guwahati is prominently noticed in all the papers. "Rajnath slams Pak state actors" reads the lead in the Hindu. The Times of India quotes him as saying "Not taking Al Qaida threats lightly".
The National Investigation Agency or NIA taking custody of Arif Majeed who returned home to India after having joined the militant organisation Islamic State or IS gets wide attention. "IS sent off Mumbai man, paid him 2000 dollars; NIA smells a conspiracy" reports the Hindustan Times.
All the papers take note of the daring daylight robbery in which two motorcycle borne men stole 1.5 crore rupees from a cash van parked next to an ATM kiosk in north Delhi. "Robbers kill guard of cash van, loot 1.5 crore in Delhi" writes the Tribune. The Hindu reports "Police probing insider role in cash van robbery".
In October, the NIA had declared the Simulia Madrasa a centre for terror network following the Burdwan blast in Bengal. The Indian Express, in a special front page story reports, "No gun, not a grain of explosive found at Simulia 'jihadi training ground'.
The Tribune informs us that unable to check the rising incidence of murders and robberies in trains, the government has come up with a proposal to install CCTV cameras in train compartments notwithstanding privacy issues.
Reports that Income Tax sleuths had found a crucial diary during raids at NOIDA Chief Engineer Yadav Singh's house are causing ripples in some quarters reports the Times of India as it writes "UP babus, netas panic as IT sleuths find diary".
In some worrying news, the Hindustan Times cites a CAG report tabled in Parliament to say that 253 new species of wildlife have been added to the list of endangered species. 

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Islamic State ‘recruit’ sent to NIA custody till December 8

Islamic State ‘recruit’ sent to NIA custody till December 8

 TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS


Bombay student-turned Islamic State militant, Areeb Majeed, who was flown home under NIA escort from Istanbul yesterday morning, receives prominence in today's Press. The Asian Age reports that his return was made possible after he contacted his father from Turkey, where he had fled to escape the violence, and pleaded to be brought back. He is being questioned by counter-terror investigation agencies.
Hindustan Times reports that the Prime Minister has called a meeting of all Chief Ministers and Chief Secretaries on Dec 7,  to discuss the framework of the proposed Policy Commission or  'Niti Aayog', a new body that will replace the scrapped Planning Commission.
"Rupees 26 crore spent to arrest Rampal", headlines The Statesman. The massive police operation to arrest the controversial Godman Rampal from his Satlok Ashram in Barwala in Hisar district - cost the exchequer over 26.61 crore rupees.
India's economy grew at a slower 5.3% during July to September,  compared with the previous quarter's 5.7%. Business Standard writes the fall was primarily due to slow growth in the manufacturing sector.
In order to check bogus voting, the Election Commission has decided to use a persons 12-digit biometric-based Aadhar number,  while updating electoral rolls across India, for online authentication of votes - reports Hindustan Times.
Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar indicated in the Rajya Sabha yesterday that the government may introduce a module of compulsory military training at the college level on a pilot basis, in some districts of the country - writes The Indian Express.
And finally, to conclude Press Review - The Times of India writes that 20 Income Tax raids on the Chief Engineer of the Noida, Greater Noida and Yamuna Expressway, Yadav Singh, have yielded 12 crore in cash and 2 kilos of diamond jewellery in a car, plus 13 lockers have been sealed. The paper questions "hunting for black money abroad? Here's 12 crore in an SUV".

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Telangana unveils new industrial policy framework | Business Standard News

IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified, observes SC

IPL spot-fixing: Chennai Super Kings should be disqualified, observes SC

Newspapers Headlines
The SAARC Summit and the black money debate are the lead in newspapers today.
"Pak blocks SAARC move for greater connectivity" headlines the Asian Age, also quoting Pakistan as saying, "Structured talks unlikely soon".
The Hindustan Times reports, "Pak blocks deals, Modi says will do it, with or without you".
The Indian Express terms the debate on black money in Parliament as "A reversal of roles : Congress speaks like BJP, BJP like Congress".
Financial reforms: RBI had opposed it, UPA was cold, now Pranab pushes it with Modi " in an unusual intervention , leads the Indian Express.
The Hindu and The Asian Age report , Tamil actress Khushboo joining congress , months after leaving DMK.
"Green court bans vehicles older than 15 years in Delhi", "Orders a stop to burning of waste in open ", is the lead headline in The Times of India. The paper also reports, Delhi Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung suspended six public officials for dirty buildings.  "Sack sweepers if they can't deliver" observes the Delhi High Court, in a reference to the city's invisible army of safai karmacharis, is the report in The Times of India.
"CBI shocker: Badaun girls committed suicide " reports the Hindustan Times , on the CBI conclusion after a five month probe.
"BSF plans laser walls to trip Pak intruders" in places where fencing isn't possible reports The Times of India.
The Asian Age reports a team of doctors successfully separated two month old  conjoined twins who were joined at the abdomen & shared their liver since birth.
And finally, Dainik Bhasker and Hindustan Times report that a tea company in Britain has got a tea taster's tongue insured for nine and a half crore rupees.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Apologise for selling lies, misleading nation: Oppn to govt on black money issue

Apologise for selling lies, misleading nation: Oppn to govt on black money issue

Newspapers Headlines
Record polling in Jammu and Kashmir, the Prime Minister at Kathmandu, Nepal, and former D.U vice chancellor Deepak Pental sent to Tihar, are some of the stories dominating headlines this morning.
"Record polling, Valley votes for azadi from separatists" is the lead headline in the Hindustan Times, adding that voters rule day, 71% polling in J&K, 11% jump in valley, Jharkhand clocks 62% while the Pioneer headlines 'voters befitting reply to ultras'.
"India, Nepal put stamp on closer ties with 9 deals" reports the Pioneer, adding Prime Minister Narendra Modi urges neighbor to draft constitution quickly, inaugurates trauma centre, bus service. On India and Pakistan at SAARC the Hindu reports "Nepal makes bid for Modi Sharif meet". While the Times of India headlines "No Indo-Pak talks as Modi rebuffs Sharif."
Referring to the Hindalco case, the Indian Express headlines 'UPA coal official admitted: government went out of its way to accommodate Hindalco'. The paper also writes that the special court ask the CBI as to why it did'nt question the ex - PM.
"Opposition stalls Lok Sabha over black money" states the Tribune while the Asian Age writes "Rajya Sabha clears bill on Labour reform, left walks out".
DOPT issues order to remove Special Protection Group chief Durga Prasad, informs The Asian Age.
Former Delhi University vice chancellor Deepak Pental was forced to spend a few hours in Tihar Jail on Tuesday after a lower court remanded him in judicial custody on complaints of plagiarism, reports The Hindu.
The Asian Age, The Hindu, and the Hindustan Times carry photographs on their front pages of protests erupting over Ferguson verdict. Darren Wilson a white police officer was not indicted by a grand jury for shooting to death an African - American teenager Michael Brown.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Ferguson Grand Jury Faced Mass of Evidence, Much of it Conflicting

Ferguson Grand Jury Faced Mass of Evidence, Much of it Conflicting

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-
The Supreme Court's observations on the cricket board chief N Srinivasan as it examines the Justice Mudgal Committee report on match fixing in IPL cricket matches dominate front page headlines. "Don't presume you've got clean chit, SC tells Srini" reports the Hindustan Times. The Asain Age writes "SC slams Srini for conflict of interest".
Ahead of the 18th SAARC summit which gets underway in Kathmandu tomorrow, there is intense speculation in the press about the possibility of a meeting between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. Highlighting External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj's comments on the issue, the Pioneer wrties " Wait till tomorrow: Swaraj on possible Modi-Sharif meeting". The Indian Express draws attention to China's manouvering as it reports "China pushes Nepal in bid to enter SAARC".
TMC Chief Mamata Banerjee leading a procession on the streets of Kolkata in the wake of the recent arrests in connection with Saradha chit fund scam is widely noticed. "Mamata dares Center to arrest her" reports the Hindu while the Statesman quotes her as saying "Not scared of Centre's intimidatory tactic".
The RTI filed by Prime Minister Narendra Modi''s wife Jashodaben Modi is prominently noticed in the press. "PM's wife files RTI plea: What services, security am I entitled to" reads the Indian Express headline.
The press takes a keen interest in a meeting HRD Minister Smriti Irani is said to have had with an astrologer in Kaori village in Rajasthan. The Pioneer reports the astrologer as having said "Smriti will become President". The Hindustan Times writes "Irani dismisses reports that she visited astrologer".
In economic news, the Hindustan Times informs us that the State Bank of India is all set to launch a Shariah compliant mutual fund next month for the country's estimated 170 million Muslim population.
While language debates rage on in the country, the Indian Express writes "In Japan, local students flock to Indian schools to learn English".

Monday, November 24, 2014

You are killing the game of cricket: SC to BCCI | Business Standard News



You are killing the game of cricket: SC to BCCI | Business Standard News





 TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-






The Pope confirming Saint hood on 2 Indians - father Kuriakose Chavara and Sister Euphrasia, defense Minister Manohar Parrikar emphasizing a zero tolerance policy on errors to avoid Security breaches in India's  coastal security and HRD Minister Smriti Irani saying Sanskrit won't be made compulsory in schools are some lead stories in papers today.
"Smriti wilts under German pressure" opines the Mail Today, adding "Dismisses charge that education was being saffronised, says German will continue to be taught as foreign language".
In a special report, the Hindustan Times writes that the PMO has ordered corporate style ethics norms for civil servants, regulators and watchdogs to ensure that their private interests do not affect their performance as public servants.
Quoting Finance Minister Arun Jaitley as saying " Subsidies will leave next generation in debt", the Hindu reports that a reduction of the scope of subsidies currently being provided to the well off, appears to be in the anvil.
And finally in good news for medical progress, The Times of India writes that Scientists, including 2 of Indian Origin have developed new synthetic platlets that mimic and out perform natural platlets at controlling bleeding. According to Researchers at the University of California, this will help in better targeted drug delivery.





Saturday, November 22, 2014

I would like to be number one before I retire: Sania Mirza

I would like to be number one before I retire: Sania Mirza

NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

Obama accepting Modi's invite and Srinjoy Bose's arrest in Saradha Chit Fund case are the lead in the most papers today.
"Obama to be Republic Day guest, Modi says 'friend' coming" is the Hindustan Times headline. The Time of India calls it Modi's diplomatic coup. The Indian Express terms it 'Modiplomacy!''
"Obama opens US borders to more talent from India", writes the Business Standard, saying the US President's immigration reform push seeks to significantly liberalise the visa regime for students, professionals and budding entrepreneurs.
"Didi's key wicket falls to Saradha" quips the Pioneer of Trinamool Congress MP Srinjoy Bose's arrest.
The Hindustan Times highlights Finance Minister Arun Jaitley saying "'Gap in law' keeps government from acting on CBI Chief".
The Asian Age writes, "Government mulls options, may name acting Chief". The Mail Today reports ''CBI No. 2 Additional Director, R. K. Dutta may take over 2G probe.
"Venkaiah to officers : Sweep, clean drains for 8 hours a month" reports the Indian Express, of a new initiative of the Minister of Urban Development, in the cleanliness drive.
"Merit-based civil service will boost growth", the Hindu quotes a Goldman Sachs report, saying, it will take India a decade to reach the Asian average on govenment effectiveness.
The Economic Times reports, Nobel Prize winner, Kailash Satyarthi has helped turn the focus on Child Labour and poverty in cacao plantations, "Ending some bitterness in your chocolate."
And finally, "Mangalyaan on Time's top invention list" reports the Asian Age. The Pioneer quotes Time Magazine, as saying "Nobody gets Mars right on the first try, But on September 24, India did''.

Friday, November 21, 2014

News 'must not stir conflicts'

News 'must not stir conflicts' 

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

CBI director Ranjit Sinha removed from the 2G  spectrum case by the Supreme Court for interference, Rampal sent to jail and two Manipuris found dead in South Delhi are some of the stories that receive front page coverage in the news papers today.
The CBI director removed from the 2G spectrum case find prominent place in all the papers. "CBI chief off 2G probe for 'bid to scuttle it' is the lead in The Times of India. "Keep off  2G cases, supreme court tells CBI chief" reports the Hindu adding that Ranjit Sinha 'Attempted  to save' accused.
"Rampal behind bars, far away from his luxury pad" informs the Hindustan Times while the Tribune starts " High Court cancels Rampal's bail, sends him to Jail".
The mysterious death of two Manipuris in South Delhi also finds mention by most papers. 'Manipuri man killed, another found dead' reports the Hindustan Times.
The NDA government has decided to amend the clause concerning the leader of the opposition in the CVC act of 2003 to facilitate the appointment of Lokpal CVC and CBI director. The  phrase leader of opposition will be changed to leader of the largest party in the opposition reports the Pioneer.
The Hindu reports that the supreme court has described a juvenile law that prescribes 'admonition' and 'group counselling' as punishment for even grave and heinous offences as 'far too liberal'.
 "Kotak's' ING Vysya buy to make it No- 4 private bank" headlines the Financial Express.
According to a survey as many as 4.3 crore families in rural India are homeless, with West Bengal leading the table followed by Bihar reports the Times of India.
And finally, we have buses that run on poo power or human waste. The Times of India writes that the UK's first ever bus powered by food and human waste was rolled out in London on Thursday which engineers believe could provide a sustainable way of fuelling public transport and cutting emmissions in polluted towns and cities.

Thursday, November 20, 2014

SC removes CBI director Ranjit Sinha from probing 2G case - rediff

SC removes CBI director Ranjit Sinha from probing 2G case - rediff
Newspapers:-
"Rampal smoked out of his hideout in late-night swoop", is the Hindustan Times headline, The Times of India Headline says "Baba Black Sheep goes to jail" referring to Sant Rampal's arrest at 9:20 pm last night after a two week long tense stand off.
"Honor killing claims Venky girl, parents held" is a Times of India headline. It reports that the victim Bhavna Yadav was allegedly strangled by her parents and uncle. Most papers have this sad incident on their front pages.
  "Modi's twitter fan base crosses 8 million", is a headline in the Asian Age. The Indian Prime Minister is world's second most popular leader next only to President Barack Obama.
The Hindi paper Hindustan reports of America warning Pakistan over creating any trouble during Kashmir elections cautioning it to keep ISI activities under check.
Govt to amend Lokpal selection process; says the Hindu. This would be to do away with the requirement of quorum in high profile committees to selcet anti-corruption ombudsman and the CBI director.
The Times of India reports of NCP President Sharad Pawar's daughter Supriya Sule expressing displeasure over his unconditional support to the BJP.
The burning of straw stubs by Punjab farmers has been going on despite legislation. Now the government insists on converting it into manure says a Tribune report.
And Finally, Mail Today reports that soon a public park or a school or even a hospital in your locality in north Delhi may be named after your near and dear one but on payment of course. That's a proposal by North Delhi Municipal Commissioner.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Indian Executive Fights Off Kidnapper Carrying AK-47

Indian Executive Fights Off Kidnapper Carrying AK-47

TODAY'S NEWSPAPERS:-

Newspapers today lead with the polize crackdown on Rampal's ashram, PM's Australia visit and the first suspected Ebola case in India. "Godman's goons fir at cops, 206 hurt in battlefield Hisar", writes the Hindustan Times. "Baba's commandos attack cops, cops attack journalists", reports the Times of India. The Indian Express reveals, women claim ashram uses them as shields, stopped them from leaving.
"With English Vinglish and defense pact, PM wows Oz", highlights the Hindustan Times. "Oz backs India's wish for early Civil Nuclear deal", says the Pioneer. The Hindu writes "PM gifts Ravi of Jhansis' petition to Abbot", originally submitted to the British by Laxmibai's Australian lawyer.
"Amit Shah drops Delhi polls hint, asks BJP to be ready Feb 5th-15th" informs the Hindustan Times.
"PMO got 70 percent more RTI pleas under Modi", reveals the Times of India.
Kendriya Vidyalayas to continue offering German as an additional subject reports the Times of India. The clarification came as schools had started sacking German teachers.
The Indian Express reports, "Faster clearance, tougher penalty is new thrust in environment law".
Hindu Business Line reports "DoT plans two-phase spectrum auctions between February and May".
"9 out of 10 rapists are known to victims, according to police data, highlighting incest rapes", is a story covered by the Express newsline, the Hindustan Times and the Asian Age.
And finally, in a thought provoking report, the Hindustan Times reveals, "Abandoned by kin, educated people make city-shelters their home"!

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

Tenth of British men 'pay for sex'

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES:

The Mudgal probe report indicting Meiyappan and Kundra, the Nehru meet, Modi at the Allphones Arena Sydney, the latest on Sant Rampal and Z category security for  Ramdev are some of the stories dominating  headlines this morning.
Referring to the Mudgal probe report, The Pioneer writes "Srini winked at IPL illegalities'.  The report states that the Ex-BCCI chief did'nt fix match but neither took action against guilty player" adds the paper. The Asian Age headline of the story reads 'Srini culpable in IPL scandal'.
On the conference to mark the 125th birth anniversary of Jawaharlal Nehru, The Hindustan Times says "Nehru brings anti-BJP parties together, Congress plays host".  And the Tribune's headline reach 'Nehru meet: Sonia slams saffron forces'.
'After New York, Modi gig plays to full house in Sydney reads a headline in Hindustan Times, while the Times of India writes, 'In Sydney, Modi wows diaspora, Aussie politicos.'
'Haryana seeks unmanned Aerial vehicles to find murder accused Sant' reports the Pioneer. The Paper writes that the High Court issued fresh non-bailable warrant against Rampal as his supporters whisk him away from ashram.
'Z category for Ramdev, security for UPA Ministers withdrawn' writes the Statesman adding that Ramdevs 'vulnerability to attacks from his opponents' prompted this decision from the Central Government.
'Centre to lower age limit for civil service aspirants " headlines the Hindu, adding that the ' limit will be 29 for SC/ST, 28 for OBC, and 26 for open candidates.'
India is brimming with youth and accounts for a fifth of the worlds youth with 356 million 10-24 years old, this is another story in the Hindu.
'Delhi zoo faces closure threat' as it is evading property tax worth nearly Rs 15 crore reports the Mail Today.
And HRD Minister Smriti Irani is urged by students to bring back the class 10 Board exam reports the Asian Age.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Japan's economy makes surprise fall into recession

Japan's economy makes surprise fall into recession

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
The endorsement of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's concerns on black money by the leaders of the G 20 countries at Brisbane is the lead in most papers. "India scores, G20 backs Modi on black money : Member countries agree to exchange info, amend global tax rules".
Prime Minister Modi's meeting with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the sidelines of the G 20 meeting is keenly noticed in the press specially in the backdrop of the government deciding to drop German as a third language in the Kendriya Vidyalayas. "Merkel raises issue of German language in KVs, Modi takes note" reports the Indian Express.
The other development at the G 20 which is highlighted in all the papers is the early departure of Russian President Vladimir Putin. "Putin cites 'need to sleep' leaves G 20 summit early" reports the Times of India. The papers write that this happened amidst strong criticism of Russia's role in the Ukarainian crisis.
Political developments ahead of the assembly elections in Jammu and Kashmir are tracked by most papers. "Mehboob Beg quits National Conference, supports PDP" reports the Tribune. The Times of India quotes the BJP as saying "Will do what Kashmiris want on Article 370".          

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Telangana govt to spend Rs 30,000 cr on roads, skyways in Hyd | Business Standard News

T'gana govt to spend Rs 30,000 cr on roads, skyways in Hyd | Business Standard News



NEWSPAPERS HEADLINES:

The Supreme Court naming Srinivasan, Meijappan and Kundra in the IPL scam is the lead in most papers today, " Presents proof of betting by Guru, Kundra' says the Times of India. "BCCI AGM put off till January' writes the Asian age, while the Indian Express reports that names of three cricketers were disclosed inadvertently.  Mail Today reveals these names - current Indian  Cricketer Stuart Binny, West Indies T20 specialist Samuel Badree and England batsman Owais Shah.

The Hindustan Times, The Poineer and the Tribune show PM Narendra Modi interacting with students in Brisbane in Australia. "In Oz, Modi takes selfies with students, meets world leaders says the Hindustan Times

'Queensland apologises profusely for Indian map sans PoK' ,reports the Pioneer of the distorted map of India which was displayed during the PM's visit.

Saradha accusued Kunal Gosh attempting suicide in jail is covered by many papers."Survives suicide bid, but how did he get the pills?  asks the Indian Express.

'Bonhomie at Nehru anniversary' ,writes the Hindu as it shows Rajnath Singh and Arun Jaitley greeting congress leaders."Sonia, Rahul adopt villages under Modi scheme ", writes the Indian Express.

Inflation dropping to a 5 years low of 1.77% finds place in many dailies.

The Hindu reports that there's a plan to cut the IAS training period from 2 to 1.5 years. '4 leopards found dead at the Manesar golf course' reports the Times of India.

And finally, there could be hope for paralytics to communicate. A Hindu exclusive, reports of Indian origin professor Rajesh Rao who showed that the brain can signal another to act via internet.

IPL spot-fixing row: Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra named in Mudgal panel report, says SC

IPL spot-fixing row: Srinivasan, Meiyappan, Kundra named in Mudgal panel report, says SC

Rohit Sharma's smashing 264 at Eden Gardens, India-US food deal at WTO and life sentence for 5 soldiers in Machil Fake encounter case, are some of the front page stories in most papers today.

Most of the papers today carry photograph of a rejoicing Rohit Sharma on their front pages. The Pioneer writes that during his rollicking knock of 264 runs which came off in just 173 balls, Rohit surpassed the previous record set by Virender Sehwag, who smashed 219 in an ODI against West Indies in 2011.

"India, US break WTO deadlock", reports the Business Standard adding that they agree on food security, decision on Trade Facilitaion Agreement, peace clause at general council meet. While the Business Line headlines" India, US resolve food row, signalling end to WTO impasse".

"Army court sentences 5 soldiers to life for Kashmir staged killings", headlines the Hindustan Times. While the Times of India states "Five Armymen get life for Machil fake encounter", adding that they will lose rank and pension for Jammu and Kashmir killings.

Referring to the 125th birth anniversary function of Jawahar Lal Nehru, the Statesman writes "Battle over Nehru legacy escalates". While the Tribune leads with "Sonia, Rahul warn of attempts to erase Nehru".

And finally some of the female mosquitoes that spread dengue and yellow fever are drawn by human body odour according to a new study writes the Times of India.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

Rohit Sharma creates history as India crush Sri Lanka by 153 runs

Rohit Sharma creates history as India crush Sri Lanka by 153 runs

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES

    The trust vote in Maharashtra , the Chhattisgarh sterilisation tragedy and a drop in inflation spelling hope for the economy are some of the stories dominating headlines this morning.
    "Congress, Sena create ripples, but  Fadnavis sails through" reports the Indian Express. The Economic Times writes "Fadnavis wins Vote, But Raises Opposition Hackles".
    "Double Delight : Industrial output  up, price rise slows" leads the Times of India . The Hindustan Times says "All eyes on RBI for EMI relief ". "Achchhe din for economy arrive" remarks the Pioneer. "Markets at new highs as FIIs again buy into India story" writes the Financial Express.
    "Even after deaths, 26 more tubectomies were done in one hour at another camp" headlines the Indian Express, also noticing the hospital, trust that ran the facility where the surgeries were conducted, had no clue about the camp.
    Jayalalitha disqualified from contesting elections for 10 years", after conviction in the disproportionate assets case informs the Tribune.
    "US, China clinch deal on green house gases", "Pact may now put pressure on India " reports The Times of India.
    "Minister takes a budget flight ' writes the Asian Age of Manohar Parrikar , who flew economy class to Goa on Wednesday.
    And finally, Just 5 per cent of Indian marriages are inter-caste " cites the Hindu from a survey, in the first direct estimate of inter-caste marriages in India.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

Devendra Fadnavis wins trust vote; Shiv Sena, Congress cry foul


Devendra Fadnavis wins trust vote; Shiv Sena, Congress cry foul

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
Botched sterilisation killing 11 women in Chhattisgarh, Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) in a gender row, and Congress keeping out the Prime Minister from the guest list, for Nehru's birthday event are some of the front  page stories in papers today.
"11 women died after going under 'Sterile Knife in Bilaspur' is the Pioneer headline, adding that 'Prime Minister tells Raman Singh to ensure thorough probe; four suspended.'' While the Times of India headlines 'Botched  tubectomy at government camp kills 11'.
On the gender row at Aligarh Muslim University, The Time of India writes 'Government raps Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) Vice Chancellor (VC) for ''no girls in library 'quip'. While the Hindustan Times writes "Vice Chancellor sticks to stand on women in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU) library, Irani steps in".
"Anxious Congress: keeps Prime Minister out of Nehru meet'' writes the Hindu. While the Tribune states 'Missing on Congress guest list for Nehru birthday event: BJP and Company".
The Supreme Court slammed the centre for the delay in putting in place a deterrent law to check adulteration of milk and milk products. Tells government  to file status report in four weeks on steps to check adulteration, reports the Tribune.
The Hindustan Times on its front page carries a story about the Delhi Police crime branch filling a closure report in a cheating case against Kiren Bedi. The paper writes that it has triggered speculation of the former IPS officer joining the BJP and becoming it's chief ministerial candidate.
And finally, if you thought juices contain less sugar think again. The Times of India writes that a new study found that kids juices in the United Kingdom have more sugar than fizzy drinks. It can contain up to eight teaspoons of sugar.

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Indian botched sterilisations kill nine women in Chhattisgarh

Indian botched sterilisations kill nine women in Chhattisgarh

NEWSPAPER HEADLINES
PM Narendra Modi's meeting with former separatist and Peoples' Conference leader Sajjad Lone, the Shiv Sena staking claim  for Leader of Opposition post in the Maharashtra assembly and the Supreme Court ending the ban on women Makeup artists are some lead stories in most of the papers.
"Sarada funded Messi match, confirms probe", writes the Hindustan Times, adding that the chit fund picked up the tab for the Mega tie and the  Bengal Sports Minister's Ferrari.
The Tribune writes that 3 time MLA  and former Minister Kiran Choudhry will lead the Congress legislature Party in the Haryana Assembly.The Asian Age adds that former state Minister Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil has been nominated as the Congress legislature party leader in Maharashtra.
The Hindustan Times highlights some findings of a United Nation population Fund  study carried out in major Indian States as : 2 out of 5 men in several states firmly believe that women should neither be seen nor heard; One in 3 men did not allow their wives to wear clothes of their choice and 60% of the respondent men admitted to using violence to assert their domination over their partner or if she was unable to bear a son.
The Indian Express writes that in a first, the All India institute of Medical Sciences has used mini knee  implants to fix fused jaw bones,enabling  a class XII boy from Hisar, to open his mouth fully, since the age of 10.
And finally, good news for those who like listening to sad songs. The Times of India writes that sad songs make sad people feel better according to a study, these songs evoke complex emotional reactions that lead to feelings of relief and fulfillment.